Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby Leah

Well, it is indeed a GIRL! Or it's still a girl. Or something.

I went to Argosy University in Eagan (yeah, not exactly next door) for a free hour-long ultrasound done by students learning ultrasound technology. The experience was pretty hilarious, actually. I had an instructor and two students. The instructor started and got us some good pictures to take home. She also confirmed the gender. Then the students took over. They are learning "extremities" this week, so all they focused on were legs, feet, arms, and hands. Well, it seems Baby Leah was making up for last time. At my 20-week ultrasound, she had sat on her butt with the cord between her legs the entire time. This time, she was SUCH a mover that they couldn't get certain shots they needed. She would even kick the probe, which both students thought was hysterical. When the technician was still taking a look, the baby did a complete flip. She said, "Well, I WAS just looking at her profile...."

What was funny was how quickly Dan and I realized that these were, in fact, students. At first they just watched the instructor and seemed totally professional and like ACTUAL ultrasound technicians. Then one student took over and suddenly had tons of questions. "Is this a good enough picture of the femur?" "Would this be the right or left tib/fib?" "Does this one show the connection between the hand and arm well enough?" It was cute.

There was another ultrasound going on at the other end of the lab, and we all overheard their instructor say something about how the baby was giving them such great shots and how they could clearly see both feet. I said, "Don't be jealous! I bet mine is making you laugh more than theirs is!" :)

Now, on to choosing the middle name. I'd love your opinions. We've got it narrowed down to Margaret, Michelle, and Renee.

12 comments:

trish and chris said...

really? you're asking for opinions? i vote renee. :)

Sarah said...

Yay for knowing. I love the name Leah, by the way.

Heidi said...

Are you sure you want opinions? :) I love the name Margaret. Michelle is a more common middle name than either of the other two if that is what you are going for...all I can think of when I think about Renee is my friend in grade school who red the name and totally mispronounced it Reeeneee (two long e sounds) :) Haha, that still makes me laugh! You could spell it Renae...

Heidi said...

Oops. I meant "read"

Anonymous said...

Please don't take offense by this , but isn't Margaret an old lady name??

~Dana R.

-Lisa- said...

I think Renee.. It rolls off the tongue the best.. Leah Renee

now, if you wanted a completely different suggestion... how about Rebecca? that rolls off the tongue well, too
(mmk, so it's MY middle name, but my sister didn't use it cuz josh turned out to be a boy and she didn't wanna use it for julia because it wasn't meant for her from the beginning)

Erin Bennett said...

You guys are great. For the record, the order in which I like them are Renee, Michelle, and Margaret. And they're technically all family names, but only because that's how I think of names--people I know. :) Margaret is my mom's and grandma's name and my middle name, but I don't love how it flows with Leah. I like the flow of Renee and Michelle better. And Lisa, I kind of like Rebecca! Way to add one more to the pot! :)

amy + ryan said...

Oh, I really love Margaret. Although they're all really cute. I kind of like how Margaret, as opposed to Renee, introduces more consonants into the name (does that sound ridiculous?) Although Renee does sound sort of airy and flowy, and she is a girl... Hmm. Do you love the meaning of any one of them more than the other? Also, Leah is such a cute name - how did you choose it?

You're so brave to ask for opinions. Not like my pansy wait-until-the-birth-certificate-is-already-signed method. :)

I'm SO excited for you! I LOVE having a little girl!

mjonthemove said...

Middle name suggestion of the century:

Matthew

Jennifer said...

hmmm....tough call....I like Renee....actually, anything but Matthew would be fine. Sorry mjonthemove.
:)

Happy almost birthday to Jack by the way!

Alissa said...

Sounds like a fun appointment!! CONGRATS on the little girl! :-) I'm glad you have a first name picked out. We only have the middle name picked out!

Take care!

Grandiloquent said...

please NOT Renee. Renee is Norwegian for 'greedy, self-centered, manipulative, embezzling, pretentious, delusional skank.' Seriously, look it up.